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  • Senate approves Prince George's school bill

    Senate approves Prince George's school bill
    The state Senate approved a bill Thursday night authorizing a partial takeover of the Prince George's County school system by the county executive. The legislation, approved 39 to 7, goes now to the House of Delegates. The General Assembly session...
  • Md. House passes partial takeover of troubled Prince George's schools

    Md. House passes partial takeover of troubled Prince George's schools
    The House of Delegates passed a bill Saturday that would give the Prince George's County executive an unprecedented responsibility for the county's troubled school system. The legislation, approved after the House agreed to the Senate's rewrite of the...
  • District 1 candidates prepare for second forum

    Laurel residents will have their second opportunity in less than a week to see Zabrina Epps and David Murray — the two candidates for the District 1 seat on the Prince George's County Board of Education — speak to the issues at a forum Monday,...
  • Letter: District 21 officials endorse Epps for school board

    Prince George's schools need new, experienced leadership to recruit a top notch new superintendent of schools and make local schools increasingly attractive to families who live here and those who are considering where to live. There are two candidates...
  • After 25 years, Maggie Hubbard leaves St. Mary of the Mills School

    After a quarter of a century, St. Mary of the Mills School in Laurel will be losing a familiar face: Maggie Hubbard is leaving to become director of special education for the Archdiocese of Washington. Hubbard has been at St. Mary's for 25 years, as a...
  • Same-sex marriage backers raise $3.2 million

    The main group supporting same-sex marriage in Maryland has raised $3.2 million and still has $1.2 million in its war chest to defend the law in the Nov. 6 referendum, according to a disclosure filed last night with the State Board of Elections. Among...
  • Former county executive Wayne Curry enters casino fray

    A new player entered the fight in favor of expanded gambling as Wayne K. Curry, a former  Prince George’s County executive, registered a pro-Question 7 ballot committee Thursday. Curry’s committee, Maryland First NOW - Vote Yes On 7, Inc., is...
  • Incumbent District 1 school board rep resigns

    Incumbent District 1 school board rep resigns
    Rosalind Johnson, the Prince George's County Board of Education member representing District 1, resigned from her position Tuesday, Oct. 16. Johnson's resignation follows a report Monday, Oct. 15 from The Washington Post that she was no longer living...
  • O'Malley, county officials appear in new casino ads

    Proponents of expanded gambling have enlisted four leading political figures — including Gov. Martin O'Malley — to make television ads assuring voters that the additional tax revenue expected to flow into state coffers will go to education....
  • Curry to bring grassroots touch to pro-casino campaign

    Armed with a $500,000 war chest donated by the developer of National Harbor, former Prince George's County Executive Wayne K. Curry plans to conduct a grassroots campaign on behalf of the gambling expansion question on the Nov. 6 ballot. Curry's campaign...
  • Rawlings-Blake, Ogden star in pro-casino ad

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake brings on the muscle in a just-released ad warning voters that casino owners in West Virginia are behind the opposition to the proposed gambling expansion plan on the Nov. 6 ballot. In the ad, the former Ravens star...
  • Dream Act supporters ramp up campaign

    Supporters of Maryland's Dream Act, a measure passed by the General Assembly last year extending in-state college tuition to the children of some illegal immigrants, are staging a series of events this week to build momentum in their effort to uphold it ...